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Film / One Night in October

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One Night In October is an Anthology Horror Film by Christopher M. Carter.

In a small town, three events occur on the night before Halloween.

Michelle (Jessica Morgan) has recently moved to town, and is busy decorating for the festivities. However, she soon finds herself bound in the garage by a couple of masked folks who want to rob her. However, they never counted on her having a more insane split personality.

Kate (Casey Norman) and her girlfriend Charlie (Kaitlin Renee) are out with their friends Marcos (Andrew Kincaid) and his girlfriend Britnee (Sara Jackson) on the road when they decide to stop at a farm. The owner, however, isn't too keen on having four strangers on her property, and tells them to leave. That night, their car breaks down, and they can't get it to work. They decide to ask the farmer if they can use her phone, so Kate and Charlie head out to find her. Unfortunately for them, they're not alone in the cornfield.

Emma (Rachael Netherton) and Dominic (Nathan O. Miller) are a couple in love, but can only ever meet for a few minutes every three months. Oh, and Emma is being stalked by some guy who's wearing a skull mask.

The hook of the film is that, unlike most Anthology Films, this one forgoes having a host presenting the stories. Rather, it jumps between the stories as they happen over the course of a single night.

The movie was released on October 6th, 2017.

One Night In October contains examples of:

  • Asshole Victim: Freddie, Jason, and Hewitt are a trio of robbers who tied up Michelle. For their troubles, Michelle kills them in some pretty gruesome ways.
  • Bury Your Gays: The scarecrow killer murders Charlie.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: When Kate, Charlie, Britnee, and Marcos try to call for help on their phones, they find that they can't get any bars. Marcos manages to get some... for a couple of seconds.
  • Chair Reveal: In Michelle's garage, Jason finds Hewitt sitting in a chair facing away from him. Michelle turns the chair around, revealing she cut off all the skin on his face.
  • Crowbar Combatant: Kate starts wailing on the scarecrow killer with a crowbar after he kills Charlie.
  • Domino Mask: Freddie wears a silver Mardi Gras-style domino mask.
  • Down on the Farm: The kids' story occurs on a farm.
  • Facial Horror: Michelle reveals in her garage that she cut off the flesh on Hewitt's face.
  • Flipping the Bird: Kate playfully does this to Charlie in response for something she says.
  • In the Back: Michelle stabs Jason in the back with a knife in her garage.
  • Ironic Echo: When Michelle is first tied up and accosted by her captors, Freddie says to her "This isn't a "you ask" kinda thing, this is a "you say" kinda thing." Right before doing in Freddie, we get this.
    Michelle: This isn't a "you ask" kinda thing, this is a "you die" kinda thing.
  • Irony: At one point, Hewitt is watching a horror movie in Michelle's house, while Michelle is sneaking up on him to chop him with her axe. He tells the protagonist in the movie to "turn around", completely unaware that he should probably do that himself.
  • The Killer in Me: Michelle has a murderous split personality that asks to take over to get them out of being tied up in the garage.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: All three stories feature this.
    • Michelle's captors each wear a mask. Freddie wears a Mardi Gras-style Domino Mask, and Jason wears a skull mask that only covers the lower half of his face.
    • Michelle has a collection of masks in her home, and dons a skull mask so she can terrorize the intruders while slaughtering them.
    • The scarecrow killer wears a scarecrow mask.
    • Emma's stalker wears a silver skull mask.
  • My Car Hates Me: Marcos is trying to fix his car, and asks one of the girls to start it. The car doesn't do anything but struggle.
    Britnee: Well, Marcos, your car has managed to fuck all of us.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: The scarecrow killer does this before offing Marcos.
  • Off with His Head!: When Emma kills her stalker, she's then seen carrying his severed head, which is just his bloody skull with hair on it, in one hand. In the other, she's carrying his spine.
  • Sackhead Slasher: The scarecrow killer's mask looks like a burlap sack with a skull face.
  • Shout-Out: Two of the crooks robbing Michelle's house are Freddie and Jason.
  • Talking to Themself: Michelle ends up conferring with her Murderous Split Personality before letting it take over to get back at her captors.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: Kate finds one in the barn.
  • Wham Line: Delivered by the witch at the end of the barn story.
    Witch: But what he didn't know was I was the one who killed his family.